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U.S. Men’s Soccer Team Makes Country Proud, Unlike Women’s Team

USWNT's humiliating loss to Canada undermines demand for 'equal pay'

• August 2, 2021 12:40 pm

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The U.S. men's soccer team made its country proud on Sunday, defeating Mexico 1-0 to win the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The women's team, by contrast, embarrassed the United States at the Olympics in Tokyo, where a 1-0 loss to Canada ended its quest for a gold medal.

The women's team, which has struggled significantly under President Joe Biden's failed leadership, was heavily favored to beat the middling Canadians but couldn't even muster a single goal. The result is a serious blow to the female players' demand for so-called equal pay compared with their male counterparts.

After failing to win Olympic gold in 2016 under former president Barack Obama, the U.S. women experienced a resurgence under former president Donald Trump, who led the team to victory at the World Cup in 2017. Since taking office earlier this year, Biden has been either unwilling or unable to promote American greatness on the world stage, and American athletes have followed his lead.

The U.S. men's basketball team, for example, suffered inexplicable losses to Nigeria, Australia, and France. Celebrity gymnast Simone Biles was applauded for quitting, even as the United States continued to trail Communist China in the gold medal race.

The female soccer players, meanwhile, appeared to be less concerned with how to win games than with how to express their commitment to woke activism. After kneeling in protest of perceived injustice before the Olympic opener against Sweden, the U.S. women were humiliated in a 3-0 drubbing.

The American men, by contrast, have repeatedly shown why they deserve to be paid significantly more than the women. After defeating Mexico 3-2 to win the CONCACAF Nations League tournament last month, the men prevailed once more in the Gold Cup final after standing proudly during "The Star-Spangled Banner." The U.S. men's team has now won nine consecutive games, while the women's team has won just two of its last five.

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